Pope sends help to Trans community

New Ways Ministry reports on Bondings 2.0 that Pope Francis has sent his personal almoner, Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, the official charged with dispensing charitable contributions from the pope, to assist a transgender community which had appealed to a parish priest for assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.

A group of trans people, mostly from Latin America but now living in Italy, appeared at the door of Fr. Andrea Conocchia in the coastal town of Torvaianica, not far from Rome. The group was suffering from the economic downturn caused by COVID-19 and requested help. But the priest’s funds were already limited due to increased needs from the families in his town also impacted by the pandemic, as well as dwindling donation while no Masses were being celebrated.